There seems to have been much more of a run on singable guys by almost every team that I expected. From the sounds of the comments on the draft threads, I was not alone.
The Rays are a team that seems to understand how to mine value out of their entire operation. The selected Guerreri who should cost a bundle to sign. I am assuming that they thought the pick made sense on their cost benefit analysis. Do you believe that they thought Guerreri had a unique value compared to the other high school arms that they would later pass over like Henry Owens, Daniel Norris, or Dillon Howard.
I would be disappointed to hear that their draft budget had a hard cap forcing the selection lesser players. This is afterall a team with an operating budget of that can afford to spend more than $10 million each season on free agents. Given the MLB salary structure of players in their first 6 seasons, isn't there a more compelling case for the Rays (or any team) to devote more resources to the draft than to free agents than they do?